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Breton Lalama and Julia Topple in the Neptune Theatre production of Pleasureville. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: the many pleasures of Pleasureville

Pleasureville has all the makings of a CBC hit – quirky characters, an endless supply of possibilities and a premise that would make viewers...
The cast of the Theatre Arts Guild production of The Ladies Foursome.

Theatre review: The Ladies Foursome rarely lands the green

With over fifty scripts under his belt, Norm Foster is one of Canada’s most produced playwrights. His writing rarely makes you think. Like watching...
Stephanie MacDonald and Jodee Richardson in the Neptune Theatre production of The Last Wife. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: The Last Wife would work more effectively as a Netflix series

While The Last Wife features some fine acting, looks incredible, and is intriguing, I wanted to pause the action to use the washroom, refill...
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Eastern Front Theatre goes in search of emerging playwrights

In a media release, Halifax’s Eastern Front Theatre (EFT) announced the formation of the RBC Emerging Playwrights Program, designed to assist four new Atlantic...
Samantha Walkes as Cinderella and Ryan Brown as her Prince Charmin (no, that is not a typo) in the Neptune Theatre production of Cinderella. Photo by Stoo Metz.

Theatre review: Cinderella is filled with silliness and incredible talent

Is there anything better than the sound of children gleefully laughing at poop jokes in a theatre? It turns out to be one of...
Samantha Walkes returns to the role Cinderella at Neptune Theatre. Photo by Stoo Metz.

It’s Christmas in July as Cinderella returns to Neptune Theatre

Consider it Christmas in July, as Halifax’s Neptune Theatre gets ready to present a remount of Cinderella. Modelled after the traditional British pantomime, or “panto”...
Andrew Chandler as John Wilkes Booth in the Whale Song Theatre production of Assassins. Photo by Stoo Metz Photography.

Theatre review: Assassins doesn’t quite shoot to kill

Long before people were scratching their heads about a hip hop musical centered on one of the U.S. founding fathers, they were similarly scratching...
Whale Song Theatre presents Assassins at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax June 25-30.

Assassins is not your typical musical theatre fare

Musical theatre has never shied away from unusual or controversial topics. We’ve seen shows about public toilets in Urinetown, misguided missionaries in The Book...
Laura Caswell performs in her one-woman show Becoming Carol with support from musical director Scott White as part of this year's Stages Theatre Festival.

Theatre review: Becoming Carol is quirky, odd, but ultimately entertaining

Becoming Carol is like being invited to your cousin’s basement to watch one of their shows. It’s a bit rough around the edges, full...
Gordon Gammie and Francine Deschepper in Little Thing, Big Thing. Photo by Ashley Pettipas from the Festival Antigonish 2016 production.

Theatre review: Little Thing, Big Thing is feckin’ grand

Little Thing, Big Thing has one of the most surprising endings you’ll likely see on stage all year, but it isn’t the only thing...

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